Cell biology

RICE

Turbo-charged rice for a hungry planet

Monday, 23 September 2013

As the population hurtles toward nine billion, a team of plant engineers is on a ‘mission impossible’ to retrofit the turbocharged engine of corn into the world’s top staple crop.

Stem cell culture

Errors acknowledged in “rushed” stem cell paper

Friday, 24 May 2013

A high-profile study in which U.S. researchers reported they had turned human skin cells into embryonic stem cells contained errors, its lead author has acknowledged.

Stem cell culture

Embryonic stem cells made from skin

Thursday, 16 May 2013

U.S. researchers have reported a breakthrough in stem cell research, describing how they turned human skin cells into embyronic stem cells for the first time.

International Space Station NASA cropped

Space experiment sheds light on immune struggles

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

A lab experiment that rode to space two years ago has offered new clues about why astronauts’ immune systems struggle to perform in zero gravity, U.S. military researchers said.

Fluorescent brain cells

Secret world of cells

Thursday, 31 January 2013

Life, but not as you know it: the microscopic world of cells viewed under a microscope.

Potential cure for AIDS in sight_COSMOS science magazine

Potential cure for AIDS in sight

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

In an important advance in the quest for an AIDS cure, an Australian scientist says he has discovered a way to turn the HIV virus against itself in human cells in the laboratory.

DNA test sheds light on mystery deaths_COSMOS science magazine

DNA test sheds light on mystery deaths

Monday, 14 January 2013

A new DNA test can restore at least part of the identity of long-dead people who left no trace of their image, scientists report.

Clues to mystery of heart regeneration failure in humans_COSMOS science magazine

Clues to mystery of heart regeneration failure in humans

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Why does adult human heart fail to regenerate following a heart attack? A new study may have found the answer to this long-standing puzzle by simulating human-like heart attacks in newborn and adult mice.

Blue eye

The future of you

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Medical advances this century may will make our future more bizarre. Get ready for medical science to push the boundaries of what it means to be human.

Life-like evolution in a test tube_COSMOS science magazine

Life-like evolution in a test tube

Saturday, 20 February 2010 - 53 comments

Can life arise from nothing but a chaotic assortment of basic molecules? The answer is a lot closer following a series of ingenious experiments that have shown evolution at work in non-living molecules.

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